TRENTON—New Jersey’s jobs situation remains bleak, with the state’s unemployment rate climbing to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent in December, according to statistics released today.
BOGOTA – Every Democrat in the Trenton statehouse earned an “F” on the Americans for Prosperity Final 2008-2009 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard is an attempt to measure who is fiscally conservative and who is not, allowing voters to contrast legislators’ rhetoric with reality.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Middlesex County will conduct its Point in Time Count 2010 survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey will assist in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered either outside, in transitional housing, or emergency shelters.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
STATE — Gov.-elect Christopher Christie said Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Joseph Spicuzzo is unqualified for appointment to a seat on the Sports and Exposition Authority. Spicuzzo, who also has been the Middlesex County Sheriff since 1980, shrugged off a blistering…
HILLSIDE — Volunteers will be at five locations in Middlesex County, to collect frozen turkeys, non-perishable food, and donations on Saturday, Nov. 21.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Anthem Institute North Brunswick, located at US Route 1 South, will host a Community Health Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A 2004 Mercedes Benz, a 1998 Ford Expedition and a 2000 Jeep Wrangler will be on the block during Middlesex County’s annual auction of cars, heavy equipment, jewelry and office and computer supplies.
EDISON—The Middlesex County College Child Care Center held its annual end-of-the summer field day on August 20. The program included children from the college’s summer camp program and featured games, face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.